New Delhi: The Delhi government has issued an order stating that all international passengers testing positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport have to isolate at institutional designated paid and free facilities.
The passengers, who test positive for COVID-19 after RT-PCR tests, and their contacts will be shifted to designated paid or free COVID care centres set up in various districts.
For paid facilities, the government will designate various hotels in every district whereas free isolation facilities will be available at designated COVID care centres.
The city on Thursday reported 25 fresh cases of Omicron variant, taking the tally to 263, while daily COVID-19 cases breached 1,000-mark for the first time in seven months. Delhi reported 1,313 cases on Thursday.
Meanwhile, India registered 16,764 new cases and 220 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
With the addition of the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll has spiked to 4,81,080.
The Omicron infection tally has climbed at 1,270 across the nation and of the total patients, 374 have been discharged from hospitals.
So far, a total 23 states have reported the new variant, the Ministry said.
Also in the last 24 hours, 7,585 patients recovered which increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,66,363.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent.
The nation’s active caseload is presently at 91,361 which constitute 0.26 per cent of the total Positive Cases.